The Great Sand Dunes and Sangre de Cristo Mountains as a black and white fine art photography Panorama.
The dunes were formed from sand and soil deposits of the Rio Grande and its tributaries, flowing through the San Luis Valley. Over the ages, westerly winds picked up sand particles from the river flood plain. As the wind lost power before crossing the Sangre de Cristo Range, the sand was deposited on the east edge of the valley. This process continues, and the dunes are slowly growing. The wind changes the shape of the dunes daily.
The Great Colorado Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve against the backdrop of rugged 14,000-foot peaks in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Sepia black and white fine art nature landscape photography prints, canvas art, acrylic prints and stock images by By James Bo Insogna (C) 2012 – All Rights Reserved. 1-888-682-0122